Montana Republican candidate body slams reporter

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  1. USCPITT

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    He will win by 20 now, not just 15.....
     
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    Sad, but true
     
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    I'll never forget when Trump insulted POWs and said " I like guys who didn't get caught".
    I thought he was done and his popularity went up.
    It's a new era.
    Assaulting a reporter was pure genius.

    Too bad he wasn't a she.
    Could've ''grabbed her pussy'.
     
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    Gianforte is definitely going to need to answer for it if there isn't more to the story, especially if he is charged with assault.

    Do have to laugh at the media coverage of it last night. CNN went with "Breaking News" and brought on "emergency commentators" to discuss it in detail. Covered it more than they did the Manchester attack. Just really strange.
     
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    Hell, they'd cover Lena Dunham bleaching her mustache before a terror attack by n ISLAMIC terrorist.
     
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    Everything is breaking news now. In fact, it's probably breaking news that there is breaking news.
     
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    First place I saw that was with Kelly on FOX...
    She wore that out.
     
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    Yeah, CNN has jumped the shark so hard with their perpetual hardon for the Trump and the Republican Party, that 9/11 and Pearl Harbor could happen, and they would be too busy assembling a panel to discuss Russian ties to the WH. It is stunning, and I mean truly stunning. They have made Fox News look actually less partisan.
     
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    ever see the movie, "the campaign?" the one candidate shoots the other in the leg and his ratings go up.

    politics in our country is completely an absurd joke.
     
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    Politics and Religion have removed the United from United States of America.
     
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    This is true. That's the mentality of some people.
     
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    Guys who pretend to be tough had to love those comments.
     
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    The Manchester stuff was on all night. (cable networks) This wasn't.
     
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    Most of his votes came before the body slam. Many voters didn't find the incident to be an issue for them anyway.

    Dems were confident on this one after the news of the body slam, except they didn't factor in the number of votes already sent in before the body slam.
     
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    Along with immigration, wealth disparity, culture, race, etc.

    The more disparity, the more conflict. That's why melting pots don't last.
     
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    About 1/3 were already cast I think and it was just a day before the election.

    But it's not a good winning speech night when you have to apologize....
     
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    Chances of another special election?
     
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    More than none , less than slim
     
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    Based on what?
     
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    I heard he was losing until the body slam.

    Actually I didn't I made that up.

    Anyway I noticed how before the vote NPR was talking about this being a referendum on trump and that reference went away this morning.
     
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    NPR....cooing pigeons, just that smart. Marxist soundbites w/o the screeching. Some people get roped in by that. De-fund the bums.
     
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    That's actually less than I thought.
     
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    That is what my memory is from the report this morning on NPR. That, and it apparently no longer is a referredum on trump.
     
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    I never thought this guy would lose. Even after the body slam.

    But if this guy can't handle a reporter getting in his face, his skin is just not tough enough for politics.
     
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    You mean subsidies they get?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Everyone has a breaking point. If I'm in his shoes, I'd just insult the hell out of him. Don Rickles made a career out of that.
     
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    Gotta fill those airwaves with something. I think the polls had Gianforte winning by anywhere from 5-16 points. So 6 is definitely on the lower end. This is a seat that the Republicans have held for 20+ years, I don't know why people expect the deep red part of the country to swing. If there's any change coming it's going to be in the more moderate states.
     
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    For what? Asking for his opinion on the CBO report on the R Trumpcare bill?
    That's your breaking point? Snowflake!
     
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    Yeah, but politics is war with words. Insult him all you want. If you have to resort to violence, you've lost. This guy is a politician now and that's a bad sign for his term in office.
     
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    Only if you're in the media. It's not like he has the "football" and the codes. I don't condone violence, but I spanked my kids a few times....and they survived quite well.
    We have lots to be angry about these days, including the media. all of them.
     
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    Well, if he had spanked him, we'd probably be having this discussion about sexual harassment.

    But seriously, yeah there is a lot to be angry about. But as a wise man once said "Anger leads to hate, hate leads to ... suffering". Or you could quote the Bible to make the same point. This kind of anger is a self-indulgence that is too unhealthy and its making the country sick.
     
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    Montana has a Dem Senator...and has 2 in the recent past. Its not as red as you imagine.
     
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    You think that's the entire story?
     
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    Yes I know a girl here from Montana who is quite liberal. We're talking about a specific district in Montana though, which has been red for 20+ years, not the whole of Montana.
     
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    No, there's the part where the R candidate and his staff put out a release immediately after the assault blatantly lying about what happened. They only came clean after the Fox news crew backed up the other reporter's account.

    Is that what you're alluding to? If not, make yourself clear as to what happened to justify the candidate assaulting the reporter?
     
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    Well.....I'd guess his pressers will be well-attended. Hell, Van Jones will show up, maybe Watters.
     
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